Much like the Golem, it is said that people can summon spirits to bring about their bidding on the earth. There are spells and incantations that people (notably witches and warlocks) perform to cast protection spells on their belongings or help them retrieve lost items etc. Some magicians are said to be able to create these types of entities out of the elements by the use of smoke. These entities can appear as a mist, gas or shadow beings as well. Many in the dark arts have worked with these types of spirits to cause harm or send ill will towards an unsuspecting person in the form of a curse or hex. I have personally had an encounter with a warlock who summoned an elemental spirit upon me.
While we were teenagers my girlfriend Arien and I were studying black magic and the occult, and we were limited when it came to the books that were available. We had a lot of them. We would walk into any book store wearing our biggest baggiest clothes to get as many books as we could and shove them into our clothes to steal them, but just reading the book was not nearly as effective as talking to a teacher or someone with experience. That’s were Pops came in. Pops was a friend of ours. He was in his late 30’s and lived in a trailer park close to Arien’s house. All of the neighborhood teenagers hung out at Pops’ house. We all sat around drinking, smoking pot and playing video games the majority of the time. Almost every single day was like a huge party. He was a Warlock. He knew everything there was to know about the craft, so we were in luck. Pops would tell us anything we wanted to know. We would sit over there and drink and get high and ask him all the questions we could think of and he would always know the answers. We stayed up all night talking to him and would usually end up crashing on the couch. One year, I was living in Louisiana and for my birthday I asked my mom to drop me off in Alabama to be with Arien for a week. We picked up my cousin Alan from Atmore first. Then, we went to Saraland. We had a place to stay at a friend’s house for two days. Before we left their house, I knew I was leaving back to Louisiana in a couple of days, so I stole from my friends and filled my tote bag with all the cool stuff I could get my hands on. I stole CD’s, clothes, video games and controllers. We had to leave there after two days and went to the next friend’s house, where we stayed for two more days and stole even more stuff. My cousin and I waited for my Mom to come get me, but day after day she never showed up. I stayed with all the friends I could think of, but their generosity ran out and I had a tote bag filled with all of their belongings. I stashed my bag at my friend Daniel’s house, but I had stolen stuff from him too. Pops lived right across the street, so we hung out over there and stayed with him for about two days. We finally talked to my mom and she was supposed to show up the next day to pick us up, so we decided to steal a Dungeons and Dragons video game from Pops. We got the game and walked next door to Daniel’s house and put it in my tote bag. By that time we had acquired a lot of stuff. Then we walked back to Pops’ house and we were hanging out. Mom delayed again and was going to be a couple of more days because of car troubles, so we tried to stay at Pops’ for a few more days till she came. One afternoon we were sitting on the couch in a room full of people, some I knew and some I didn’t know. Our friend Stevo walked through the door with the Dungeons and Dragons video game in his hands that we had stolen from Pops the day before. Alan didn’t notice it, but my heart stopped. I was really scared, and there were all of these big guys there wearing all black who I had never met. Pops looked at one of the guys next to him and they shook their heads and whispered something to Stevo. They then got up and walked to the back of the house one at a time. I immediately got up and walked over to Alan and told him we had to leave NOW! He didn’t want to because they were about to start drinking and smoking pot and there were a bunch of young girls there, but I sternly whispered, “DUDE LET’S GO.” We walked outside and I told him what I had seen. I felt like we had to get out of there because most of the people there were involved in gang activity and I knew the situation would turn ugly FAST. There were a lot of people outside that I didn’t know, so we walked up to some dude in a car who had a lot of people hanging around him and I said, “Dude, we need ride bad.” So he gave us a ride down the street. I used his cell phone to call Arien because we were stranded in Creola with nowhere to go. We went over to her house where she said we could try to sneak and stay in her tree house. The guy who gave us a lift dropped us off down the street because Arien’s parents wouldn’t be cool with us staying over there. Alan and I walked a long way and hid in the bushes close to Arien’s house. We were waiting for the right moment to run to the tree house. While we waited, it started to get dark. We saw a light behind her house that looked like someone walking around with a flashlight, but we didn’t see any person, just an eerie light floating around and back and forth. We watched the light for about an hour thinking that her dad was walking around with a flashlight. We tried to avoid the light and walked to the other side of the bushes where there was an open field that went around to the back of her house. We went around and as soon as we got in the open, something appeared out of thin air that looked like a huge camel that was eight feet tall and made out of the blackest night! The creature came running at us! Alan and I both saw it and both of us were knocked to the ground as it screamed and ran by before vanishing into thin air. We were both dazed and completely freaked out as we got up and ran as fast as we could to Arien’s tree house. We finally made it. Arien and her friend Wendi came to stay the night up there with us. We later found out that Pops had a protection spell on his belongings. That means that if someone steals something of his, the spirits would track the stuff down and actually track the thieves down to return the belongings. These spirits are known as elementals and they are manifested into our reality by being summoned though earth, air, fire, water or spirit.
You would think that an experience like this would run someone far away from anything demonic or of the occult, but not me. It lit a fire in me and I wanted to know more. I knew that if I could get good enough then I could learn to summon spirits for myself. This sucked me in even deeper and eventually led me to demonic possession.Eventually I ended up back in Louisiana after my mom finally showed up to get me. There I spent a lot of time in our trailer in the woods alone in the middle of nowhere. Those spirits continued to harass me for a long time. Sometimes I would be sitting at home alone waiting for my mom to get home around midnight. While sitting on the couch inside our trailer, the wind started blowing and I heard soft whispering voices like in the movies, only I couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was like a few people whispering secrets to each other.